Our Connect Deanery Synod evening (Monday 10th November 2014) will offer six short workshops for participants to choose between:
The Church Website – creating, shaping and promoting your church’s online presence
This workshop, let by John Graham, will focus on the visual design aspects of a church website, what it might or should contain and how it can connect with those on the outside of church life considering coming along.
How to walk the talk. The power of joined up communications
Stuart Smith helps us think about how we communicate our church’s message, vision and values to our community and neighbours. He’ll be taking us beyond ‘the website’ to the whole of a church’s image and (you might even say) “brand”.
A ‘why’ and ‘how’ guide to online collaboration aimed at members of a church team e.g. PCC, Finance. John Farr will take you through some of the opportunities that exist and the rewards gained from sharing information securely online and cover some of the technologies available.
Administrating a WordPress Site
WordPress is one of the most popular website ‘engines’ on the internet, making possible everything from simple one-page sites to those run by multinational corporations. Many churches use it, partly because it can be made very simple for non-Geeks to edit and create pages for their site. If you already run a site and would like a guided tour of some of the tips and tricks, or have been considering setting one up, Ant Kelly is your man!
Social Media for Clergy and Church Leaders
Rev Richard Moy
The Internet for non-Internet Users
Don’t know your facebook from your instagram, your wordpress from your blogger? For those who either don’t use a computer or simply don’t get what the ‘fuss’ is all about, Richard Frank will give a guided tour of the internet and especially the ways in which churches can or have used it for good.